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. bill is a friend columnist at "forbes," a boston-based venture capitalist. i like to read just about everybody you write, bill. welcome. viewers, be careful. he's a self-proclaimed libertarian. tell me and tell sully a bit about your article that we all found so interesting about why you should never discuss politics at thanksgiving tables. >> thank you, rick and happy thanksgiving. it's a minefield with family and friends if you're a bit of an outlier. i live in boston and am -- one of the things they're not used to is someone who disagrees with their opinions. they're so used to arguing with strawmen that when they get up against somebody who has thought through issues is a bit of a stock. really warm people, great hosts, i was surronalded by college professors for the evening. the evening did start out slowly, and i did try to hold my tongue. they were congratulating themselves for being so smart. it ended up becoming quite lively by the end of 9 night. >> it always gets lively around my holiday dinner table as well, but at the epicenter of this was a debate about our constitution
markets, which are the first four markets we launched. d.c., new york, boston, and san fran. and the margin expansion in those markets beat even our prior estimates of where we might go. so the margins are continuing to expand as well. >> let me pick up on some of those metrics. a lot of people are very negative on the stock. i've got mkm partners. they think it will half in value to $4. they have a stock recommendation. on that question of margins specifically, you don't break out your fleet costs, do you? in the present environment, presumably you're making money, because that is theamic that, as you sell cars, they are -- it's a higher margin experience now than arguably it might be next year. >> there were three or four factors in our margin expansion, quite frankly. quite frankly, the vehicle sales and proceeds from sales was the smallest of the three or four i'm speaking of. so most of it came from improved utilization and other margins. we've dropped our costs quite a bit. we got into the asset-backed security markets half a year ago and rolled our entire fleet into t
for what he does and real commitment. >> reporter: nearly 30 years ago cook founded boston beer company maker of sam adams. >> nobody would lend me money when i started sam adams. >> reporter: now he is trying to help other food and beverage start-ups. his samuel adams brewing the american dream fund has provided over 200 loans, averaging $8,000 apiece. claiming to creator saved 1300 jobs. >> i received $15,000 loan. and i'm going to be paying it over the next five years. >> reporter: interest rates average 8%. and cook says the default rate sunday 5%. the fund teams with local economic developers to find the right start-ups. >> we have 250,000 entrepreneurs here in l.a. it has been said lay slay a small business capital of the country. and it is. >> check e-mail. >> edward is using his loan to open a storefront with plans to hire up to eight people. in an economy where traditional jobs and loans seem harder to come by, jim cook wants to support promising people scooping out a new path. >> while you have your ups and downs, you know, if you really loved what you do, you never work a day
attention to secondaries. they are working. >> bernstein cuts boston scientific. >> we don't talk about this group enough. there's been turmoil. st. jude, hard to keep track of them but this was a company on the move and they'll stop in its tracks. >> norfolk southern. bernstein says they may miss. >> they may make the quarter shows me tocoal may have bottom. yelp is a service people like. the best performer of the special media that i look at. other than linkedin obviously. we have a big show. i sound like ed sullivan. we have manny chirico and we have gary rodkin. >> kellogg's at a 52-week high. >> pringles is working. a major success for kellogg. >> we'll see you tonight, jim. when we come back, we have richmond fed, consumer confidence and also ahead, a holiday shopping trend that indicates men are the new women. "squawk on the street" back in a moment. but when i was in an accident... i was worried the health care system spoke a language all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. so i never missed a beat. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. [ male annou
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